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Old 2017-04-18 , 17:21
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My trusty SD PVR with serial number X 000006176 X 0 purchased and commissioned for the first time 2005-11-30, died after a power failure on the weekend. That is 16 years and 5 months of almost continuous uninterrupted service

All attempts to resuscitate the decoder have failed.

Ironically, it is neither the PSU nor the HDD that has led to the failure, but it seems the main processor chip has given up. The small fan has been replaced a few times and the HDD has been in and out of the unit quite a few times. Stood on 4 bottle tops in the same location all this time. Put up with years of experimentation, taken apart a couple of times and used as a test jig for other decoders. Will be recovering the working parts for the repair guy down the road. The spares will be used to provide extended life on another SD PVR!

The SD PVR is dead, long live the SD PVR!

All I have to do is get MC to activate the brand new spare I have!

I am hoping that all I need to do is get MC to agree to a SC swop!
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Old 2017-04-18 , 17:43
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R.I.P. SD PVR
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Old 2017-04-18 , 19:17
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R.I.P. SD PVR
Never had one of those decoders so cannot fully appreciate the trauma you must be going through. Be strong and we are thinking of you. Must be tough losing such an old friend. RIP SD PVR - You served your master well.
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Old 2017-04-18 , 20:42
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2 weeks ago I also conceded and eventually swopped my SDPVR out under insurance for the new explora. I just could not put up with the multiple reboots needed to keep XV working. RIP my 3rd viewing environment.
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Old 2017-04-18 , 20:46
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I'm sorry for your loss. Should you need, post more replies on the forum, and we will be here to support you, in this time of need
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Old 2017-04-18 , 20:48
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Time to amend that sig :
Spare decoders: SD PVR(2) should be Spare decoders: SD PVR(Only 1 left )
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Old 2017-04-19 , 07:10
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So sorry to hear - in the last couple of weeks, I've been really mising mine.
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Old 2017-04-19 , 08:46
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My condolences
They really are remarkable devices. I've had 5 (not one failed, just multiple decoders at two different locations) and decommissioned the last one in December '16. If only they were HD capable...
I've sold one to you in 2012, traded one for an Explora (first gen) and I have two sitting in a cupboard. I'm not sure what happened to the 5th, but I think I stored it in the ceiling of a house I've sold in 2013 and forgot to take it when I moved. Wonder what someone will think of it when they discover it years down the line. The new homeowner did not strike me as someone who's ever been anywhere near a roof. It's one of the first places I go when checking out a potential new home

RIP SDPVR. May your dreams be in UHD.
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Old 2017-04-19 , 10:15
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Sympathies on your dead SD PVR @Geoff.

Alas, no new activations of SDPVRs allowed. So you'll need to consider taking the leap to an Explora.

You can bring in your dead SD PVR to get a DStv Explora. If you have insurance, the swap is free, else we have a number of trade-in deals available: http://campaigns.dstv.com/explora/sd-pvr-trade-in/
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Old 2017-04-19 , 10:24
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My condolences
They really are remarkable devices. I've had 5 (not one failed, just multiple decoders at two different locations) and decommissioned the last one in December '16. If only they were HD capable...
I've sold one to you in 2012, traded one for an Explora (first gen) and I have two sitting in a cupboard. I'm not sure what happened to the 5th, but I think I stored it in the ceiling of a house I've sold in 2013 and forgot to take it when I moved. Wonder what someone will think of it when they discover it years down the line. The new homeowner did not strike me as someone who's ever been anywhere near a roof. It's one of the first places I go when checking out a potential new home

RIP SDPVR. May your dreams be in UHD.
Your decoder is the spare I am talking about. But as you see I probably will not get it activated ......
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